Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website.

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Kolonihavnen
    Kolonihavnen
    The colonial habour in Nuuk, here you find the Greenland National Museum and a cute cafe! 🌞 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @the_korean_in_greenland πŸ“Έ #Kolonihavnen #GreenlandNationalMuseum #cafelife #habour #churches #kalaallitnunaat #colorfulnuuk #colourfulgreenland
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Go camping and enjoy a wonderful outdoor cooked meal - MAMMAQ! #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @tworavens.gl - see their site for more info #camping #ourdoorcooking #reindeer #backcountry #visitgreenland #greenlandpioneer #colorfulnuuk
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk showing off it's summer side πŸ˜€ #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @jesuiscamilla πŸ“Έ #sermitsiaq #summetime #nuuk #hiking #colorfulnuuk #guidetogreenland #visitnuuk
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Our capital is filled with artwork for you to enjoy! 😍 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @paulirvingstagram πŸ“Έ #nuuk #artwork #colorfulnuuk #summerdays #capitalcity
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    When celebrating we do it with lots of colour and songs πŸ˜€ #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @nunafoto πŸ“Έ #colorfulgreenland #nationalday #nationalcostumes #choir #greenlandpioneer #colorfulnuuk #kolonihavnen
  • Ukkusissat (mountain)
    Ukkusissat (mountain)
    Hiking above the skies in Nuuk! Here on top of Ukkusissat mountain / Store Malene πŸ’ͺ Thanks for sharing @flindt πŸ“Έ #StoreMalene #nuuk #hiking #colorfulnuuk #visitgreenland #greenlandexplorer
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Have you been to Nuuk? πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @greenland_explorer πŸ“Έ #icefjord #hikinggoals #whataview #nuuk #colourfulnuuk #greenlandexplorer
  • Nuuk Fjorden
    Nuuk Fjorden
    Go fishing in Nuuk Fjord and maybe you will catch a big redfish! #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @guidetogreenland πŸ“Έ #fishing #redfish #nuukfjorden #nuukwatertaxi #greenlandpioneer
  • Nuuk Fjorden
    Nuuk Fjorden
    You can meet puffins just outside of Nuuk! πŸ˜€ #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @astrid_dego πŸ“Έ #NuukFjorden #puffins #visitnuuk #colorfulnuuk #guidetogreenland
  • Nuuk Fjorden
    Nuuk Fjorden
    So many fun activities just outside in Nuuk Fjorden - go paddleboarding πŸ„πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @johannelbs πŸ“Έ #paddleboard #nuukfjorden #guidetogreenland #outdooractivities
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Exploring Nuuk and striking a yoga pose πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing @marielouiseyoga πŸ“Έ #yogagreenland #colorfulnuuk #hiking #greenlandpioneer #yogapose #sermitsiaq #nuukfjord
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    πŸ‡¬πŸ‡±πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± Happy National Day πŸ‡¬πŸ‡±πŸ‡¬πŸ‡±#colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @the_korean_in_greenland πŸ“Έ #nationaldag #inuiattutullorsiorneq #visitgreenland #colorfulnuuk #greenlandsummer
  • Kolonihavnen
    Kolonihavnen
    Do you know the Legend of the Mother of the Sea? 🌊 Here a statue of hear at the colonial harbor in Nuuk 😍 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @johannelbs πŸ“Έ #colorfulnuuk #nuuk #Kolonihavnen #havetsmoder #ilovenuuk #greenlandtales

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